Like many in the group i have been revisiting my 1;200 stuff and working my way through,
so far materials, tree planting, shrub and climber planting, lighting, festival lighting (had to do it, very kitsch,but when you are a kid and its Christmas being high brow is not as important a visual overload for a memory, that includes 47 year old children).
Well worked hard on this, the trees are large on purchase to get an effect while everything else is taking hold, a risk, but it also shows the intention of getting an effect to get the park up and running quickly.
Shrubs and Climbers
Felt like this took forever (about a week). Trying to get reasonable flowering through the year with out to many holes. It may be better to go for a spectacular short flowering season or not (ie Augusta Masters Golf, hate the game but love the tournament, and the blowsy Rhododendrons remind me of Mrs Bucket for some reason)?
Enjoyed playing with PS trying to get the lighting in the dark effect, as usual stumbled on a couple of things.
1) In the layers pallet click on the drop down and use luminosity once your blue fill layer has been placed over the colour image. It will turn the blue black ,don’t worry, just mask the main picture and create another colour fill when you have finished. It seems to lift out of the screen a bit more.
2)Brush and brush presets are were its at, once you have mastered layers and masks this is the next most important (in my humble opinion), brushes effect erasers, so the brush pre sets can act as a eraser brush. Worth playing with.
The chance of using extra lights for festivals with the ravine seemed a no brainer. The effect is a bit chinsey with these colours but everyone has a bit of chinse hidden away in the back of their head. After all this is a park for everyone not just your average judgmental ‘Garden Designer’ No Baa humbug here!
Hopefully finish this one tomorrow and update the 1;200 MP. Thought a lot about catchment and water harvesting, so i will be putting in tanks and irrigation ect. Along with sediment tanks for the collection of silt. Used different arrows to show the speed of water, ie slower on soil that rock/hardstanding along with gradient.
One all the drawings then cross section update, sequential’s, precedents and finally model pics.
Then 1;50. Hopefully have a few drawings for the 4th May.
And Oh, my achilles has gone again, fan bloody tastic.
Wow… looks like things are really coming on. Can’t wait to see your 1:50 work if you get time to post it on your blog. Do you know when your final pin-up is yet?
wow – bling bling!!!!!! nice work grant- 🙂
paul our pin up bbq is set for thurs eve 2nd june.
Cheers Paul, just looking at your work to see if i am getting the same clarity As that for me is what stands out about your work. Aways difficult to judge your own work.
I think 30th May ,shoe is 3rd of June 6 pm ,be great to see you there (hopefully whit and a few of last years crowd may come along.
Just revamping all my 1;200, a gamble as its tight for the1;50 but at least i only have one section to do! thank God for Lille!
More should go up daily as i go along